Super Eagles winger Samuel Chukwueze is a year older, turning 21 on Friday.
The Nigeria Football Federation, Confederation Of African Football and his club, Villarreal, have taken to social media to celebrate the young star, who has been compared to Arjen Robben because of his style of play.
— The NFF 🇳🇬 (@thenff) May 22, 2020
According to a Tweet on NFF Twitter handle: “Happy birthday @NGSuperEagles winger @chukwueze_8. Enjoy your day.”
🇳🇬 Happy Birthday to Samuel Chukwueze who turns 21 today! 🎉
— #TotalCHAN2020 (@CAF_Online) May 22, 2020
CAf Tweeted: “Happy Birthday to Samuel Chukwueze who turns 21 today!
“The young winger was excellent in the 2019 #TotalAFCON & was one of the final nominees for African Youth Player of the Year!”
Villarreal celebrated him with a post on their Twitter handle:
Have a great day, Samu! 🎂🥳 pic.twitter.com/NdLZC457u4
— Villarreal CF English (@Eng_Villarreal) May 22, 2020
“Today is the great day of Chukwueze. The Nigerian player of Villareal turns 21 years!
Samuel Chukwueze was born in Umuahia, Abia State, Eastern part of Nigeria. He started his career at Diamond Football Academy in his hometown before he sealed a big move to Villarreal in 2017.
Chukwueze impressed at Villarreal’s youth team, and he was rewarded with a first-team debut in September 2018 in a 2-2 draw against Rangers in the Europa League.
Since then, he has been a key player in the team drawing praises from his teammates and the club’s supporters for his electrifying performances.
He made his Super Eagles debut in a goalless draw against Uganda in November 2018.
Chukwueze scored his first goal for Nigeria against South Africa at the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt, where the Super Eagles won the bronze medal after finishing third.